St James of Knysna

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Overview of St James of Knysna

St James of Knysna

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Map
The Point, Eastford, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKnysna Lagoon1 min walk
  • Popular LocationGarden Route National Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKnysna Waterfront3 min drive
  • AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)35 min drive

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About this area

Knysna

Located in Knysna, St James of Knysna is on a lake. Simola Golf Course and Knysna Golf Club are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Knysna Lagoon and Leisure Isle. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Waterfront - 3 min drive
  • Knysna Quays - 3 min drive
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • African Bean - 3 min drive
  • Royal Siam Thai - 3 min drive
  • Persello's Pizzeria - 3 min drive
  • Chatters - 3 min drive
  • The Anchorage - 3 min drive

About this property

St James of Knysna

5-star luxury country house near Knysna Lagoon
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this smoke-free country house has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, 24-hour room service and concierge services are on-site.
St James of Knysna offers 15 accommodations with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with digital channels and Netflix. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, dressing gowns, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages.

Languages

English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured, uncovered self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • St James of Knysna

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Designer shops
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Private picnics
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Dock
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 43-inch TV
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

More

  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Knysna St James
St James House Knysna
St James Knysna
The St James Knysna
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel Knysna
St James Knysna Country House
St James Country House
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel
St James of Knysna Knysna
St James of Knysna Country House
St James of Knysna Country House Knysna

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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 126 out of 159 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 25 out of 159 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 159 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 159 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 159 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The best
This is our favourite place to stay in Knysna. Great staff, wonderful position, great breakfast.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Service, staff and room were excellent but stay was ruined by no restaurant, no bar, no lounge no T V and very few other Guests. Renovation works in progress which we were not told about. Check before you book
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a beautiful property. It is not inexpensive however the facility certainly merits the cost. It has a view of the waterfront and the rooms are spacious and extremely well maintained. The restaurant in the hotel has good breakfast and lunch options. Recommend having dinner at one of the many places on the waterfront. Solid 4 star property.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019